Julian Lonbay, report prepared for PILnet (then Public Interest Law Institute), August 2010.

The first part of the report describes the legal practice in two jurisdictions of the U.K.: England and Wales. The second part addresses the increasing flexibility of legal services in England and Wales and the need for legal education to adapt to this new scenario.

It explores issues such as the goals of legal education and the options law students have to practice law. Finally, the third part of the article discusses mechanisms of quality assurance in legal education.